Okinawa, which hosts 75 percent of US military bases in Japan, is finally putting its foot down on construction of yet another base, with 35,000 turning out to protest the plan.
The Obama administration has tried to impose a blockade on the text of the draft trade agreement. But Congress could share the Trans-Pacific Partnership text with the public.
Dick Meister is a San Francisco-based freelance columnist who has covered labor ad politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his web site, dickmeister.com.